PAM 20-201 Military Improvisations During The Russian Campaign
"This pamphlet was prepared for the Historical Division, European Command, by a group of former German generals and general staff officers. The names of the contributors are not announced at this time.
The principal author, who by the end of the war had attained the rank of full general served on the Eastern Front throughout the Russian campaign and the subsequent retreat into the northern plains of Germany. He was successively commander of an infantry brigade, of a panzer division from November 1941 to February 1943, and of two different corps in the battles for Kharkov and Belgorod during 1943. Appointed commander of a panzer army on 1 December 1943, he participated in the withdrawal in the south until the Germans reached the Carpathians. In August 1944 he was transferred to Army Group Center, and his last assignment was with Army Group Weichsel. During this final phase of his military career he played an important part in the retreat from Lithuania, East Prussia, and Pomerania."
Also reprinted as CMH Pub 104-1-1.
Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Dept. of the Army pamphlet no. 20-201
"Supersedes MS T-21 ʻGerman military improvisations, ̓which was given a limited distribution by the Office of the Chief of Military History, Special Staff, U. S. Army."
"Prepared for the Historical Division, European Command, by a group of former German generals and general staff officers."
July 10, 2016
The Eastern Front
This is one of the German Monograph series prepared for the US by former German Army officers, detailing their experiences fighting the Russians, who had gone from Ally to Adversary. The accounts are fascinating as the Germans struggled to deal with the immensity of the Russian land mass, and the numbers and tenacity of the Russian soldier.